Silenced

Year Published:  1984  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2950

Abstract:  Silenced is the story - told in interview form - of women from the Caribbean who come to Canada to work as domestic workers. Their aim is to better themselves, by earning money, by attending school, by bringing their families to Canada. Yet the reality they find is often very different from their hopes: low pay, long hours, exploitative working conditions, harassment from employers, a lack of time to attend school, and legal restrictions on bringing their children into the country.

Silenced is an attempt to help overcome the isolation felt by domestic workers by allowing them to tell their stories, to see that others share their conditions and goals, and to glimpse the possibility of coming together.

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